On This Day — 11 September

11 September 1971: Terence Donovan (Division 4) and Sue Donovan (Matlock Police)

11 September 1971: Ted Hamilton (Division 4)

11 September 1976: Graeme Blundell (Alvin Purple)

11 September 1976: Jon English (Number 96)

11 September 1993: Dieter Brummer and Melissa George (Home And Away)

11 September 1999: Sigrid Thornton (Seachange)

11 September 2004: Wil Traval and Tammy MacIntosh (All Saints)

11 September 2010: John Howard and Rebecca Gibney (Packed To The Rafters)

11 September 1967: ABC debuts its new children’s series, Adventure Island, starring Nancy Cato, Liz Harris, Ernie Bourne, Brian Crossley, Marion Edward and Colin McEwen.

11 September 1978: The Seven Network‘s historical mini-series Against The Wind, set in Australia’s early colonial era, makes its debut on ATN7 in Sydney, with the Seven stations in Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide following the next night.  On the same night, in Melbourne, The Daryl And Ossie Show debuts on ATV0 as a half-hour variety/game-show format with Daryl Somers and Ossie Ostrich having made the move from hosting Nine‘s Hey Hey It’s Saturday the previous year.

11 September 1995: Kerri-Anne Kennerley returns to TV with a new weekday afternoon chat show, Monday To Friday, on Ten.

11 September 2001: A date forever marked in history as “9/11”, with terrorist attacks occurring in the morning in the United States. In Australia, where it was late night as events unfolded, regular programming was overtaken by continuous news coverage, mostly via relaying broadcast news from the US and the BBC in the UK. First to break the news in Australia was newsreader Sandra Sully during the Ten Late News bulletin.

11 September 2002: All networks present some level of special programming and extended news coverage during the week to commemorate the first anniversary of 9/11, but on the day itself, Seven screens the documentary 9/11 from French filmmakers, brothers Gédéon and Jules Naudet, who were in New York filming a documentary about firefighters and happened to capture vision of the first plane to hit the World Trade Centre. The documentary proceeds to cover events, emergency response and reaction around the city on the day. The Seven and Nine networks cross to rolling coverage overnight of commemorative ceremonies from the US, including from Ground Zero in New York.

11 September 2005: Colin Friels, Marta Dusseldorp and David Field lead the cast in the Network Ten telemovie BlackJack: In The Money.

11 September 2006: With the 50th anniversary of Australian television approaching, Nine‘s Mike Munro hosts a repeat screening of the 2005 special 50 Years 50 Shows, counting down the 50 greatest shows of Australian television.

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